In addition to all of these parallels, both the Vivi farewell chapter and 1057 are volume enders. Way back ~20 years ago the chapter immediately following was called "Stowaway" and revealed Robin. You all know what this means: the next nakama is a character who debuted in the arc as an antagonist but was actually duplicitously working their own agenda all along. Yes, X Drake is in the crate.
The gravestone of one of her parents seemed to imply it at least. She has the hair colour too amd ironically was enslaving people like Orochi did.
It's very likely imo. Somehow Orochi didn't find out though?
He didn't know his own heritage either nor his grandfather I think it was, the old man with the barrier fruit?
I wonder how those fruits got out of Wano too and to Barto amd Bon Clay, especially when the Mane Mane fruits user, Higurashi the witch was killed in Wano lol.
Guess it respawned out of Wano or Bon Clay is from Wano? Idk...